Beechcraft Plainsman

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The Beechcraft Plainsman was a car made in 1946 by the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.[1] The Plainsman was fitted with an air cooled four cylinder Franklin engine driving a generator, which in turn powered four electric motors, one for each wheel. It was fitted with fully independent air suspension.[2] It also had an aluminum body. It weighed 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg), its top speed was 160 miles per hour (260 km/h), and could carry six passengers.[1] Only two were built.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gunnell, John A. (ed.). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-027-0. 
  2. ^ Flammang, James M. Chronicle of the American automobile: over 100 years of auto history. pp. 220, 227, 604. ISBN 9780785307785.